Our family vineyard is situated at an elevation of 2,129 feet in the Lake County AVA. Planted from old California Zinfandel clones, including the DuPratt and Deaver clones, on St. George rootstock. The combination of high altitude, long growing season and well-drained rocky red soil creates the ideal balance for producing outstanding Zinfandel. After hand-sorting and destemming the clusters, we gave the grapes a five-day, whole-berry cold soak for maximum flavor and color extraction. After fermenting the wine for about one week in stainless steel, we aged it for 10 months in 30% new French oak to add complexity to the rich fruit character.